Personal Journeys with Gramma

Life adventures, inspiration and insight; shared in articles, advice, personal chats and pictures.

Turn Your Face Toward the Sun and Grow

Slow motion photos of flowers pivoting toward the sun as it moves across the sky remind us that we grow best when we look for a bright side. Granted, these … Continue reading

July 16, 2017 · 2 Comments

Rubber Ball Spirit: The Ability to Bounce Back

How quickly do you recover your good humor after a shock or depression? The capacity to bounce back is called resilience, and it can mean the difference between a joyful … Continue reading

April 1, 2017 · 1 Comment

Thanks for the Hand Up! Going Plant-Based While Grumbling

Recently, my heart health (or lack of it) demanded that I either embrace a future of repeated hospitalizations or drastically change my lifestyle.  What?  Me? I’m not even good at … Continue reading

July 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Cheerleading for Personal Growth: No Thanks Required!

Recently, I had the lovely surprise of hearing from students I taught some forty years ago.  Yes, forty.  They were in high school then, filled with humor and love and … Continue reading

March 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

“You can do it!”

Have you ever felt starved for encouragement–hungry for even a solitary kind word to gnaw on?  How important is encouragement? Recently, I watched the documentary CASTING BY (by Tom Donahue), … Continue reading

March 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Better Than “Good Enough”

How do you feel about accepting “good enough” as a standard?  If you’ve raised children, taught school, or held high expectations for yourself or others, you’ve probably already wrestled with … Continue reading

November 20, 2014 · Leave a comment
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